NASA has selected four small business proposals involving technologies being developed for the Office of the Chief Technologist at John C. Stennis Space Center for contract negotiations and continued development.
The programs were selected through the space agency's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
"The awards are a wonderful affirmation of the innovative efforts being sought by Stennis to help keep us on the cutting edge in what we do," Stennis Chief Technologist Ramona Travis said. "The selected projects hold great promise not only for Stennis but also for other programs at multiple NASA centers across the agency, as well as for commercial ventures. We are very excited about their continued development towards readily usable technologies."
The Stennis-related SBIR proposals selected are:
"Polyoxometalate and Zirconium-Phosphate Conversion Coating for Steel Piping" with International Scientific Technologies Inc. in Dublin, Va.
"Automated Semantic Enrichment for Data Discovery and Decision Support" with GeoVisual Technologies Inc. in Boulder, Colo.
The Stennis-related STTR proposals selected are:
"Energy Efficient LED Spectrally Matched Smart Lighting" with Innovative Imaging and Research Corp. at Stennis and the University of Houston at Clear Lake.
"Hydrogen-Based Energy Conservation System" with Sustainable Innovation, LLC and the University of Connecticut.
Overall, NASA chose 58 proposals valued at about $40.5 million in the latest round of selections for the two small business programs. NASA's SBIR and STTR programs partner with small businesses to catalyze efforts to develop new technologies to support the agency's technology needs. The programs address specific technology gaps in agency missions and also strive to complement other NASA research investments.
For a complete list of selected companies in both programs, search news releases at: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/technology/index.html.
For information about Stennis, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/stennis.
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